Chile’s one of the world’s fastest growing energy markets, thanks in large measure to reforms that center on three guiding tenets: enhancing energy security, boosting economic efficiency and assuring environmental sustainability.
Juha Sipila, who once converted his own Chevrolet to run on wood-gas, is counting on the abundant Finnish forests to provide the key to an economic revival.
Economic theory holds that when a good is provided it must be paid for and that the value for that good will be set by a dance between the sellers and buyers in a market. It is assumed that when the price is too high buyers will back away and the pric…
Azerbaijan in coming years will focus on the development of renewable energy, as it will let the country to boost oil and gas exports, according to the deputy head of the Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy (AFARE) of Azerbaijan Jamil Melikov.
China’s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to France’s entire supply of power from the sun.
Hanwha Q Cells Co., the Korean solar panel maker, will supply panels to a unit of U.S.-based NextEra Energy Inc. as part of the world’s largest single solar order.
The U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market is on the rise. According to SEIA/GTM Research, in 2014 the residential market surpassed the non-residential market for the first time. “The past three years have now seen the residential market grow by at least 50 percent on an annual basis, buoyed by major strides to lower soft costs, in tandem with increased penetration of third party financing solutions,” commented Cory Honeyman, Solar Analyst at GTM Research.
As many as 6,000 megawatts of wind power may be blocked from development by France’s military and national weather service, which say they interfere with radar surveillance, a developers’ lobby said.
Indian infrastructure group GVK has put the first unit at its 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant into commercial operation, following synchronization with the country’s northern grid earlier this month.
For so long it seemed like a pipe dream, yet in less than a decade utility-scale solar has reached $100 billion worth of capacity. Figures from the Energy Information Administration show that it delivered 5 percent of California’s electricity in 2014. …
Power tower solar has been under a cloud — in the U.S., anyway — after 321 birds or bats were killed in the first 6 months of operation by flying through solar flux above the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, the Google-funded colossus in California’s Mojave desert.
The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back.
A report released recently by the International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014.
The nature, shape and form of an emerging 21st century model for U.S. electric utilities is now on display outside the town of Lancaster, Texas. It’s there, in a comparatively remote area of southwestern Dallas County that Texas electric utility Oncor and smart grid specialists S&C Electric and Schneider Electric have assembled a “proof of concept” version of what they contend is “one of the most advanced microgrids in North America.
The government of Shandong province, China has recently disclosed progress in its energy efficiency efforts. To date, the province has planned efficiency conversions of existing residential buildings representing 19.5 million square meters of space.
Starting in June, defense companies including Thales SA and Multicon Solar AG will join NATO to test the military’s ability to use renewable power in combat and humanitarian operations.
Researchers at Yale have unveiled a new interactive map that estimates public opinion on global warming right down to the county level.
Net metering, which enables utilities to reimburse customers for solar power, is being reconsidered in many parts of the United States. The quarterly report “The 50 States of Solar,” published by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center in February, revealed 23 states changed their net metering policies during Q4 of 2014.